Monday, March 24, 2014

This Does Not Compute

Former President Jimmy Carter has said a couple of things that have been reported in a single news aarticle — a couple of things that are incompatible with each other. What he said was

  1. Jimmy declines to criticize President Obama for anything, saying “I don’t have any criticism of him.”
  2. Jimmy handles his communications with foreign leaders and others via typed or handwritten messages sent by snail-mail because “I believe if I send an email, it will be monitored.”
These two things are incompatible — together, they do not compute. He has nothing to criticize Obama for, and yet he believes Obama's NSA is spying on him.

For Jimmy Carter to make both statements requires that he is either practicing deception or suffering from a fairly extreme dementia.

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